As the name implies, the Vario Speed by Black Diamond is aimed at professional climbers whose goal is to achieve a high speed and movement mobility. This is possible due to the low weight of the harness and the leg buckles that are quickly adjustable. You won’t have to cinch them as they easily adjust to your desired leg position.

You could assume that the nylon webbing would feel flimsy, and you could not be further from the truth. This fabric merely makes the harness comfortable and flexible enough to move with the body at the climber’s preferred speed. Certainly, there is no additional padding that could potentially provide additional security, but that is not what this speedy harness is about.

Rather, it is made for thirsty for adventure climbers who are willing to compromise small details to acquire that high speed.

Our Overall Review

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    The quickly adjustable waist and leg loops are great for a speedy climber
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    Affordable

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markCan get uncomfortable when worn for a long time
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Black Diamond Vario Speed

Specs & Features

  • Material: nylon webbing
  • Waist size: 23 – 42 inches
  • Leg loop size: 17 – 28 inches
  • Weight: 450 grams
  • Recommended use: climbing
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Our Overall Review

4.6

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    The quickly adjustable waist and leg loops are great for a speedy climber
  • check-mark
    Affordable

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markCan get uncomfortable when worn for a long time
  • check-markLacks loops and other attachments

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